To incorporate the love of the beach and dancing Leah and I decided to have a hula party at the beach for her 7th birthday. The party started when all the girls arrived and picked a hula skirt to wear. Leah picked the fabric from my many years of collecting Hawaiian fabric. The flowers on the goodie bags were tissue flowers made to look like an Hibiscus Flower with a Cotton swab dipped in Mod Podge dried then pained yellow.
While we waited for the rest of the girls to arrive we did the limbo. The girls really got into it. It was fun to watch them try to get as low as possible.
My friend then taught the girls an traditional Hawaiian hula and then taught them a Tahitian dance. The girls caught on really easy and then took turns showing each other there moves. After dancing in the hot sun the girls decide to take a dip in the ocean.
When the girls finished there swim it was time to make carnation leis. Each girl picked 12 flowers and then started making them. The leis turned out beautiful and the girls looked happy to be wearing something they made.
We finished the party by singing happy birthday and opening presents. The girls then ate some snacks as they waited for there parents to come. The snacks included marshmallows dipped in chocolate, fruit skewers, cut up watermelon, Goldfish crackers, and homemade chicken nuggets.
Leah's party didn't end at the beach. When we arrived home her cousins where there and we had a dinner party for her. To continue the Hawaiian theme we had turkey meatballs with soyaki sauce from Trader Joes. Yum!! Then had ice cream cake after the kids all took baths and put P.J.'s on. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEAH!